Episode 26 | Hold Me Tight Anonymous Online Group

Oct 21, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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Summary 

Patrick Monette, who runs a couple’s therapy group, joins Katie to discuss how he makes couple’s therapy as versatile as possible in his group - even though it is fully remote! They talk about how he manages group communication on zoom, what most relationships suffer from, and what every therapist needs to learn about themselves before running a couple’s therapy group. 

Patrick Monette is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual, group, and couple’s therapy. 

Timestamps

[00:00] Who is Patrick Monette (Hold Me Tight Group)? 

[05:12] Why Patrick runs his couple’s retreat on zoom with the microphones OFF!

[09:38] How you can run a group therapy retreat on zoom. 

[13:11] Has there been a rise in the number of couples who need support...

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Episode 25 | SPACE Group: Help Parents Out of the Black Hole of Teen Anxiety

Oct 14, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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Summary 

Jen Moyer, who runs a SPACE group, joins Katie to discuss how to support parents who have teenagers that suffer from anxiety. For these parents, life is probably tighter and more complicated than it needs to be. They may be overprotective and exert too much effort trying to support their teens. Jen and Katie discuss how parents can live more abundant and peaceful lives by finding new ways to support their anxious children.

As therapists, we have resources in our toolboxes to support parents whose kids struggle with anxiety. The SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) program is one of these useful resources. 

Jen Moyer is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is certified in Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy through the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at...

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Episode 24 | Safe Spaces for Black Teens

Jul 01, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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 In this episode we cover:

  • Why connection and community are essential tools in the group space
  • How to sit with discomfort and grief in a gathering space, without having to be the expert
  • Group interventions to use on zoom to build rapport and group cohesion

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Chris Smith, visit www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/chris-smith-south-pasadena-ca/8078

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Episode 23 | DBT Teams & Training Groups

Jun 24, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • How training teams creates a ripple effect of impact on more clients on a massive scale
  • The importance of adherence to the DBT model to decrease burnout and increase confidence in new therapists
  • Why it’s important to get started, iterate and improve rather than wait for the perfect moment for your group to start

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Shaelene Kite, visit www.dbtofsouthjersey.com

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Episode 22 | Anger Management Groups

Jun 17, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • What “mandated” group treatment means to different members
  • The role of shame in anger expression and management in groups 
  • Why anger is not a “bad” emotion and how group members benefit from exploring this together

To learn more about Alisa Kamis-Brinda, visit www.SerenitySolutionsTherapy.com 

 

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Episode 21 | Art Therapy Supervision Groups

Jun 10, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • How to create a “space that you can take with you” using art in supervision
  • The importance of being willing to be uncomfortable in diverse groups
  • Why art is a valuable tool in the new therapist journey

To learn more about Stephanie Saklad, visit www.instagram.com/art_therapy_pros/

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Episode 20 | Resetting After Sexual Trauma

Jun 03, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • Why your group clients actually don’t need to trust you just because you’re the therapist
  • The benefits of a short-term group in normalizing a traumatic experience for participants
  • A process for going beyond the “trigger warning” and helping clients feel into their bodies, trust their own experience and have permission to say “no”

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Claire Horner, visit www.atlantashrink.com 

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Episode 19 | Free Monthly Parent Workshops: Add Value & Get Clients

May 27, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • The format and structure of our free monthly parent workshop
  • How you can add a ton of value to new clients and to your community in as little as 90 minutes a month
  • The importance of connection amongst your community and why less information and more discussion is actually more valuable than over-preparing

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Katie K. May, visit www.becomeagroupguru.com

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Episode 18 | Child-Centered Play Groups for Kids

May 20, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • Why kids having a space that supports who they are and not who they are “supposed” to be is important, and how “masking’ can inhibit group connections
  • How to design a space that creates child-centered connection and what Michelle includes in her play therapy group room
  • The structure, lack of structure and methods to include or not include parents in the process

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Michelle Tolison, visit www.dandelionfamilycounseling.com

 

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Episode 17 | Groups for Trans Kids and Their Parents

May 13, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • Why it’s important to allow for self agency and readiness in when parents of trans kids join in the group process
  • The power of connection and creating safe containers for trans kids and parents to truly process challenges and support each other
  • Why lived experience as a group leader is an important factor to consider when supporting the trans community

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Abbie Rolf, visit www.HealingVillageTherapy.com

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